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Differential Equations for Engineers

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  • Date Published: January 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107632950
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  • Xie presents a systematic introduction to ordinary differential equations for engineering students and practitioners. Mathematical concepts and various techniques are presented in a clear, logical, and concise manner. Various visual features are used to highlight focus areas. Complete illustrative diagrams are used to facilitate mathematical modeling of application problems. Readers are motivated by a focus on the relevance of differential equations through their applications in various engineering disciplines. Studies of various types of differential equations are determined by engineering applications. Theory and techniques for solving differential equations are then applied to solve practical engineering problems. A step-by-step analysis is presented to model the engineering problems using differential equations from physical principles and to solve the differential equations using the easiest possible method. This book is suitable for undergraduate students in engineering.

    • A step-by-step approach, applied to practical engineering problems, helps the readers to develop problem-solving skills
    • Illustrative diagrams are used to facilitate mathematical modeling of application problems
    • A systematic introduction to ordinary differential equations for engineering students
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    01st Sep 2015 by Kashifaliabro

    Very good publication for students at engineering an science of the world

    30th May 2016 by Creatucuenta

    This is a very interesting book, where I want to improve my knowledge about differential equations.

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    • Date Published: January 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107632950
    • length: 568 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.97kg
    • contains: 95 b/w illus. 8 tables 465 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. First-order and simple higher-order differential equations
    3. Applications of first-order and simple higher-order equations
    4. Linear differential equations
    5. Applications of linear differential equations
    6. The Laplace transform and its applications
    7. Systems of linear differential equations
    8. Applications of systems of linear differential equations
    9. Series solutions of differential equations
    10. Numerical solutions of differential equations
    11. Partial differential equations
    12. Solving ordinary differential equations using Maple
    Appendix A. Tables of mathematical formulas.

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    • Advanced Differential Equations for MS program
    • Differential Equations
    • Differential Equations for Engineers
    • Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
    • Dynamic systems modeling and simulation
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    Wei-Chau Xie, University of Waterloo, Ontario
    Wei-Chau Xie is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environment Engineering and the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. He is the author of Dynamic Stability of Structures and has published numerous journal articles on dynamic stability, structural dynamics and random vibration, nonlinear dynamics and stochastic mechanics, reliability and safety analysis of engineering systems, and seismic analysis and design of engineering structures. He has been teaching differential equations to engineering students for almost twenty years. He received the Teaching Excellence Award in 2001 in recognition of his exemplary record of outstanding teaching, concern for students, and commitment to the development and enrichment of engineering education at Waterloo. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award in 2007, which is the highest formal recognition given by the University of Waterloo for a superior record of continued excellence in teaching.

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